The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 1-0. Anthony Swarzak the tough luck loser, 8 IP, 1 R,  5 H, gave up HR, 1 walk, 5 K. Slade Heathcott two of SWB’s five hits.

AA: Trenton fogged out.

High A: Tampa lost 4-2. Josh Rogers 8 IP, 1 R, 8 H, 1 walk, 9 K, but Matt Marsh gave up 3 in the top of the 9th. LF Mark Payton 3 hits.

Low A: Charleston rained out.

Game 23. Boston beats Yanks, Betances, again, 8-7.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

It was a lost weekend in Boston as for the second time in three days, Dellin Betances served up a HR that decided the game in Boston’s favor. The Yanks lost Sunday night 8-7.

Things aren’t good, to say the least. The Yanks were swept this weekend in Boston, have lost five in a row, and 13 of their last 17. They are now 8-15.

Alex Rodriguez had a 2-run HR (5, 692) and a two-run double.

Both starters, Eovaldi for the Yanks and Price for Boston, struggled.

Backup OF Aaron Hicks is now 2 for 26 on the season.

Jacoby Ellsbury made a bad baserunning play in the first that may have cost the Yanks a run.

The Yanks are off today. They need it.

Eovaldi 5 IP, 6 R, 10 H, 3 walks, 3 K. 5.46. Gave up 1 HR.
Nova (L, 1-1, 5.14) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 0 K.
Betances 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. Gave up HR. 3.09.
Miller 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 0.00

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 7-5. Cesar Puello, RF, 3 h, rbi. LF Ben Gamel and DH Aaron Judge each had 2 hits, of which one was a HR.

AA:   Trenton won 4-1 in a rain-shortened game. 7 IP, 1 R for Brady Lail. LF Jake Cave 3 h, triple, HR, 2 rbi. 1B Tyler Austin 3 hits.

High A: Regularly scheduled game: Tampa lost 7-4 in 7 innings. 2 RBI 2B Billy Fleming. 2 hits 1B Vicente Conde.

Make up game from Friday rainout: Tampa won 3-2 in 10,. James Reeves 3 IP of relief, 0 R, 1 H, 7 K. 2 h, 2 RBI SS Jorge Mateo. RF Austin Aune and  LF Zach Zehner 2 hits each.

Low A: Charleston lost 2-1 in 10, getting just 3 hits.

Game 22. Yanks are shut out, 8-0.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks’ hitters once again didn’t hit, and the bullpen was bad in a 8-0 Yankees’ loss to Boston Saturday night.

David Ortiz burned the Yanks with a HR again.

The Yanks end April at 8-14 after a 4-2 start.

Pineda (L 1-3, 6.33) 5 Ip, 2 R, 5 H, 3 walks, 3 K.
Shreve 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 2 K.  5.40
Yates 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 3.52
Barbato 1/3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 5.73
Goody 1 2/3, 0 R, 4 H, 0 walks, 3 K. 2.45.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB swept a DH. In the regularly scheduled game, they won 6-4. 2 RBI Slade Heathcott.

In a makeup of an April 9 rainout, they won that one 10-2. Eddy Rodriguez HR’d, and Heathcott had 2 RBI in this one, too.

The Yanks are struggling right now, but so are some of their prized prospects, so a callup or shakeup probably isn’t in the picture right now. As for Swisher, he isn’t considered an OF anymore, just 1B/DH.

Gamel .311, Judge .280,  Sanchez .239, Refsnyder .216. Heathcott .231.

AA:   Trenton won 8-4. 3 h, 2 RBI CF Dustin Fowler. 2 H, 2 RBI 1B Tyler Austin. Matt Wotherspoon 4 no-hit innings of relief, 8 K.

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston won 5-0. 1B Chris Giftens solo HR.

Game 21. Yanks lose, 4-2.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

This is another game where the Yanks needed to win it, and didn’t. Up 2-0 in the seventh, with your ace on the mound, the Yanks lost 4-2 to Boston. As we have seen so much over the past fourteen or so years, David Ortiz killed the Yanks.

A-Rod hit his 4th HR of the year, #691 career, in the second to give the Yanks a 1-0 lead. Brett Gardner singled a run in in the fifth to make it 2-0.

But Tanaka gave up a two-run, two-out double in the seventh to tie the game, and Dellin Betances gave up a 2-run HR to Ortiz in the 8th to lose it. The HR was #507 of Ortiz’ career.

The Yanks are now 8-13. They need to get back to .500, and quickly. In only four of the 21 games played so far have the Yanks scored over four runs. The bats (among other things) have to wake up.

….and as I have been saying for what seems forever, do you ever see anyone back Ortiz off the plate? Not a beanball pitch, but a brushback pitch, come inside, make him move? Keep him honest? … and why not? Pitchers just let him dig in, and he kills you.

Back him off already. Plant one in his butt. Grow a pair.

Tanaka 6 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 walks, 5 K. 2.87
Betances (L, 0-2, 2.38) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K.



The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Besides the Major leaguers being off, most of the minor leaguers were off, too. AAA SWB and AA Trenton were off, and Low A Charleston was rained out.

High A: Tampa won 5-4. Grand slam for 2B Abiatal Avelino, Solo HR 3B Miguel Andujar. SS Jorge Mateo (.333) 2 hits, triple. 1B Billy Fleming (.366) 2 hits.